Bawden, Sir Frederick Charles (1908–1972), virologist and plant pathologist, was born on 18 August 1908 in North Tawton, Devon, the younger son and youngest of the three children of George Bawden, relieving officer and registrar of births and deaths, and his wife, Ellen Balment...
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Bruce, Sir David (1855–1931), bacteriologist and parasitologist, was born in Melbourne, Australia, on 29 May 1855, the only son of David Bruce, of Edinburgh, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Alexander Hamilton, of Stirling. His father was presumably an engineer, who went to ...
Haffkine, Waldemar Mordecai Wolff [formerly Vladimir Aronovitch Chavkin] (1860–1930), zoologist and bacteriologist, born Vladimir Aronovich Chavkin in Odessa, Russia, on 15 March 1860, was the son of Aaron and Rosalie Chavkin (d. c.1866), members of a Jewish merchant family formerly of ...
Robertson, Muriel (1883–1973), protozoologist and bacteriologist, was born on 8 April 1883 in Glasgow, the seventh child and fourth daughter of Robert Andrew Robertson (1842–1899), a distinguished engineer, and his wife, Elizabeth Ritter (b. 1851), originally from Limavady, co. Londonderry. Her early education at home, with tutors and governesses, stimulated a lively interest in languages, literature, philosophy, and travel, which she maintained throughout her life. Her formal education started in 1901 at the ...
Stoker, Sir Michael George Parke (1918–2013), virologist and cell biologist, was born on 4 July 1918 at French Weir House, Taunton, Somerset, the eldest of three children of Stanley Parke Stoker (1889–1964), a physician from the protestant Irish community in Cork, and his wife, ...